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To Japetus Steenstrup   23 May [1874 or 1875?]1

With Kind Regards, & many thanks for Prof. Steenstrup’s Photograph,2 which is most highly valued by

C. Darwin

Down, Bromley, Kent, May 23d


The year is conjectured from the relationship between this letter and the letter to Japetus Steenstrup, 11 September 1876 (Calendar no. 10594), which states that CD received Steenstrup’s photograph a year or two ago.
Steenstrup’s photograph has not been found in the Darwin Archive–CUL. He had provided specimens for CD’s research on fossil and living cirripedes (see Correspondence vols. 4 and 5, and Correspondence vol. 7, Supplement).


Calendar: A calendar of the correspondence of Charles Darwin, 1821–1882. With supplement. 2d edition. Edited by Frederick Burkhardt et al. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. 1994.

Correspondence: The correspondence of Charles Darwin. Edited by Frederick Burkhardt et al. 27 vols to date. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. 1985–.


"With kind regards, & many thanks for Prof. Steenstrup’s Photograph, which is most highly valued by C. Darwin"

Letter details

Letter no.
Charles Robert Darwin
Johannes Japetus Smith (Japetus) Steenstrup
Sent from
Source of text
Det Kongelige Bibliotek, Copenhagen (tipped into a copy of Orchids)
Physical description

Please cite as

Darwin Correspondence Project, “Letter no. 5098,” accessed on 28 October 2020,

Also published in The Correspondence of Charles Darwin, vol. 22